Allen Moore Garrett

Wednesday, September 28, 1960 - Wednesday, July 27, 2022

In God's Care

Photo of Allen Moore Garrett  - 1960-2022

Leicester- Our hearts are saddened by the loss of our loving Son, Dad, Papaw, and Brother, Allen Moore Garrett, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.  We lost a special man on this day.

Allen was born September 28, 1960 and has been a blessing to his family each and every day of his life. He had made his home in Leicester, attended Erwin High School and was a great friend to many.  Mr. Garrett had been employed with the Buncombe County School System as a bus driver and he had also worked in his family’s business, Garrett Cabinet Shop, as a skilled carpenter. His most recent employment was working in ground maintenance at Mars Hill University and AB Technical Community College,  and this was truly a career that Allen enjoyed.

In remembering Allen, we shall never forget his great love for the outdoors. Fishing in his favorite mountain streams and being among the mountains where he was born and raised always brought him great joy and peace within his soul. He spent many hours working cattle on the Garrett farm and he could often also be found horseback riding. Allen had a great passion for barrel racing, and he had won numerous awards throughout the years. He was a great fan of movie star legend, John Wayne, and in so many ways Allen embodied the same admirable example of a strong man who had a good, kind, and caring heart. Mr. Garrett was a member of Big Sandy United Methodist Church in Leicester.

Allen’s great love for all his family was immeasurable and he adored being “Papaw” more than words could ever describe. Our hearts are broken to see his life end so soon, but his impact on each of us and his purpose on earth will not be forgotten or lost.  As the morning sun beams across the mountains of Sandy Mush and as the evening stars shine brightly in the night sky, we will think of Allen and know he will always be watching over the ones he loved. He is with us forever.

Preceding Allen in death was his precious son, Corey Chandler Garrett; his maternal grandparents, George and Flora Justice; and his paternal grandparents, Orville and Betty Garrett.

Surviving are his parents, Bob Garrett and Sue Justice Garrett of Leicester; his twin sons, Ryan Moore Garrett (Julie Savoy) and Dillon Michael Garrett (Kayla) of Greenville, SC; his daughter, Kelsey Leigh Garrett of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, John David Garrett, and Teagan Garrett; sisters and brothers, Reva Garrett  (Ron) of California, Roger Garrett (Melinda) of Leicester, and Elizabeth Miller (Randy) of Leicester; nephews, Ty Garrett and Brandon Allen (Stacy); niece, Ashley Sonzeau; and great-nephews, Liam Sonzeau, and Zach Allen.

A funeral service to remember the life of Allen Moore Garrett will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, August 6, 2022 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home in Canton. Rev. Malcomb Lance and Rev. Keith Watkins will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 3:00 prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Big Sandy United Methodist Church Cemetery in Leicester. Serving as pallbearers will be: Ryan Garrett, Dillon Garrett, Kelsey Garrett, Roger Garrett, Brandon Allen, and Randy Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Brown, Terry Brown, and Dale Hawkins.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Garrett family.

Condolences from family and friends

We spent many many years together. You will ALWAYS have my heart Allen! I know that I was deep in your heart too and that makes me smile. We had something special between us and talked together about it so often. I will miss you honey. Your death on earth is now a new beginning in heaven. I promise to see you there. I love you baby.
Donna Whisenant
I have so many wonderful memories of Allen and he will be missed.
Tim Teague
My condolences to the entire Garrett family. Allen was a good man. I hadn't had the pleasure of seeing him in many years. Was just back in Leicester mid July from CO. Aunt Ronda & Terry and i stopped in and visited with Bob & Sue for few hours and heard some great stories about Allen. Sending hugs and prayers to Bob, Sue, Reva and Elizabeth and all of Allen's family. Love you!
Donna Hall
So sorry to hear of Allen's passing. He was always a good guy to everyone and always helped his folks. My deepest sympathies to all the family.
Steve Duckett
Our sincere condolences to Bob, Sue and their family on the loss of your loved one. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give your hearts peace.
Max and Gail Moore
So sorry for your lost Praying for all the family.. I'm one of the four daughters of Jack and Edith Surrett. My sister's are Gerldeen, Jackie Sue and Phyllis.
Lucel Banksz
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this time. May God's grace comfort you through your loss.
Doris and R.J. McCall
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, so sorry for your loss Bud Laughter and Gail ( Stewart) laughter
Bud & Gail Laughter
Thoughts and prayers for Allen’s family.
Vickie King Wise
My heart goes out to all of the Garrett family. May he rest in peace, and may you find the strength to continue without him. Please accept my deepest sympathies as you go through this difficult time.
David Lineberger
Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you during this very difficult time.
Steve and Renee Whisensnt
I am so very sorry to hear about Allen. Growing up he was always the big brother in my life. He taught Reva an I to drive the farm truck with the shift on the column. He could put TJ in the wind and I can still see this clearly as the morning sunrise. Most of all Allen was a good man and part of a great family that was my second family in my teen years. I loved the weekends spent at the Garrett farm milking the cows and being involved in farm chores that were very different from our farm. I appreciate all of the love and memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I love you all.
Neal Ann Reeves
So sorry to hear this lots of great memories with Alan !!!
Todd Worley
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Mike and Angela Grogan